Laguna Seca: Turner Motorsports race notes

Bobby Sak tops Turner Motorsport's weekend finishing 10th; turn two incident leaves Will Turner chasing the pack. Monterey, Calif. - September 22, 2002 - Bobby Sak, starting 12th, drove his ...

Bobby Sak tops Turner Motorsport's weekend finishing 10th; turn two incident leaves Will Turner chasing the pack.

Monterey, Calif. - September 22, 2002 - Bobby Sak, starting 12th, drove his #93 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs BMW 328i to 10th place today in Round 9 of the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

"Even though I couldn't get a clean lap in qualifying, I knew I had a good car for today's race," said Sak. "I got a great start and was following Taz [Harvey #8 Honda] in eighth. We had a yellow come out around lap 11. I thought I would get a shot at him on the restart. I'm not sure why, but after the green came out my car went away. So, all-in-all, I'm happy with the 10th place finish."

Will Turner had his day's hopes dashed right off the start. Having qualified to start 7th on the grid, Will found himself surrounded by Mazdas. Knowing how important the start was, Will jumped out quickly and was making his way to turn two when he felt a hard hit from one of the Mazdas. The irony of the situation was the hit was a result of contact of one Mazda hitting another. Will spun and was left waiting for traffic to clear.

"That was the worst situation I could end up in," Will said. "Qualifying was simply a traffic jam... so while I was satisfied starting 7th, getting banged around on the start was my worst fear. It's always hairy in the middle like that. I've been able to make good starts all year... with the point battle being as tight as it is, I didn't need this. I'm glad I was able to make up some ground and at least finish 15th and in the points," he added.

Frank Selldorff, driving the #94 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs BMW 328i, had his day end early when a collision with another car broke a tie rod. Frank retired on lap three.

Turner Motorsport and the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship are in California at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The event runs September 20 - 22 and will air on SPEED Channel, Friday, October 11 at 2pm EST.

The SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship provides competition between various makes of cars on the same track at the same time. It is becoming a regular occurrence to see more than 60 cars entered at World Challenge Touring Car events. To find out more about this hotly contested series visit http://www.world-challenge.com.

Turner Motorsports was founded in 1993 to provided BMW enthusiasts with high-performance parts. Through extensive on-track testing in BMW club racing and SCCA club/Pro Racing, Turner Motorsports has developed a line of parts unequaled in today's marketplace. This commitment has earned Turner Motorsports the reputation of "America's Ultra High Performance BMW Specialist." Visit Turner Motorsports on the web at http://www.turnermotorsport.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Bobby Sak , Will Turner , Frank Selldorff
Teams Turner Motorsport